Category Archives: Animation

Netflix Announces Launch Date For Castlevania

Today Netflix dropped the trailer for upcoming series Castlevania. I have to say I thought this was going to be a live action series. Ha guess I was wrong. The trailer does look interesting but I have to say I never did play the game when it was out so I have no idea of the back story.  Saying that the trailer does look interesting so I may give it a chance.

Castlevania, the animated medieval fantasy written by bestselling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis will stream globally on Netflix on July 7th. Below please find the official Castlevania date announcement video.

Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.

Source: Youtube, Environics Communications

 

Rick And Morty, Alien Crossover

Who says doing all those drugs and drinking is bad for you? Well if your Rick all that excessive debauchery comes in handy when getting a love squeeze from an Alien face hugger. In a crossover with the Alien franchise Rick and Morty answer to distress call on a very recognizable alien craft.  Rick would be more then happy to ignore the distress call but Morty convinces Rick it’s their duty to answer the call. Once on board Morty is quick to change  his mind.

Not sure if this is a official crossover or not but Rick and Morty have some useful info for anyone that may find themselves up against some Aliens.

Source: The Nerdist, Youtube, Adult Swim

Coming To Netflix Canada In May

Some of the highlights coming in May is War Machine starring Brad Pitt

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

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Other shows coming to Netflix Canada The Last Kingdom, Master Of None, Bloodline, F is for Family, Umbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Original comedies Maria Banford: Old Baby, Simplemente Many NNa. Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery, Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive, Hasan Minhag: Homecoming King and Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

Among some other highlights, Denial, Deepwater Horizon, Role Models, MMXXL, Moonlight, Silver Linings Playbook, San Andreas, The Eagle Huntress, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Girl With All The Gifts, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Chappie

Source: Netflix

Code 8- Short film- Shameless “ARROW” plug

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This is only my second short film that I have reviewed for this site and I’m glad to say that this is my second pleasant surprise. The backbone of this short film revolves around the superhero world turned upside down with a touch of X -steria(not a real word) thrown in.

We tend to think of Super Heroes as either good or evil , respected or feared. What if that respect and fear was gone? If using their powers meant death or imprisonment? if society hated them but no longer had a reason to fear them……they’d pick up rocks for a living. That’s what they’d do. They’d do menial work which in no way gave them any kind of status in society.

So for the 4%…..that’s what they do. Treated like illegals in their own country.

More recent news on this venture came courtesy of the Fine folks at Deadline.They state that   XYZ films has acquired International sales rights to code 8.They also state Steven Amell is in the short film……and he is not.

Below is also the link to the Indiegogo fund raiser that has garnered over $1.7 million towards the budget for the film so far.

Please check the short film out. It’s well worth it for the acting, cinematography ,and very real near future of drones .

Robbie & Stephen Amell’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Code 8’ Ramps Up With XYZ Films Deal – Berlin

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/code-8-a-film-from-robbie-stephen-amell#/

The Emoji Movie

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Folks, I’m not sure what to think of this movie yet. HOWEVER, I just learned today that it appears Patrick Stewart will be doing some voice work in it so the premise just became a bit more interesting.

If you’ve ever seen American dad or the Simpsons(Who hasn’t really?) you know Patrick Stewart has done some very funny voice over work .The Film also stars Steven Wright ,T.J Miller and James Corden.

Oh, and Patrick Stewart plays fecal matter….poop….yes…world renowned stage actor…..playing a turd. How can I not see this now?

Release date is Aug.4th /2017

Justice League Dark Trailer

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If you look closely at the blurry image above you will see that beside the large R are the words, Some Disturbing Violence. Interesting is it not?

DC has success with R-rated material especially with the commercial success of the Killing Joke that they will attempt it again.  This time around with Justice League Dark.  The interesting part for me personally is that Matt Ryan the actor from the TV series Constantine is providing the voice for Constantine in the film. Jason O’Mara will return to voice Batman, Tomb Raider mo-cap actress Camilla Luddington will voice Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro will voice Deadman, Ray Chase will voice Jason Blood/Etrigan, Jerry O’Connell will return to voice Superman, and Rosario Dawson will return as the voice Wonder Woman. 

DC animation does have a excellent track record with their animated films and I don’t expect that to change with this feature.

What do you think? Does DC have another hit on their hands?

Source: IGN, Youtube

 

 

 

First Ghost In The Shell Trailer Dropped And WOW!!!

Paramount Pictures released the first full length trailer for the coming live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. I watched this trailer twice and I do plan on watching it again. Visually this is one hell of a film. Director Rupert Sanders created some amazing eye candy.

Scarlett Johansson talked  with Collider and gave some insight into the character she is playing.

“You can’t rip it off the page, it’s totally different. You’re playing it as a – it’s not really a person, but it’s a human brain, it’s someone who’s having this life experience. Which is very different from just ripping stuff off from the manga. One thing that will be very different probably is we’re not making the Frank Miller world where those graphic novels come to life. We have kind of the iconic iconography of the Manga and stuff, but I think people will be surprised at the gritty kind of realness of this. For a person that doesn’t have a heart, it has a lot of heart, I think.”

Ghost in the Shell is set to be released March 31st, 2017.

Source: Geek Tryrant, Collider